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3 Secret Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy

Most people consider massages to be luxurious, pampering indulgences that are only routinely available to the rich and leisured. However, with healthcare programs increasingly adding wellness and therapeutic massage treatments to their benefits packages, it's clear that the medical benefits of massage therapy are slowly gaining wider acceptance. But aside from the rejuvenating feeling and…
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4 Strategies to Help Keep Your 2016 Fitness Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions are notoriously ineffective, with more than a third of people breaking their goals by the end of January. Typically, most emphasis is placed on fitness or wellness-related goals designed to help people get into shape or make a drastic lifestyle change. Instead of beating yourself up for not keeping your New Year's…
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Treating Scarring and Soft Tissue Injuries with Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage has been a top treatment for soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains for many years. It is also an excellent method for managing and reducing scar tissue. Treating scarring and soft tissue injuries is important, since the slightest restriction in your soft tissue (fascia) can have significant ramifications on other areas…
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What to Expect from Your First Kinesis Classes

   Kinesis® Interval Training is a fun and energetic new fitness program, but as with many exercise concepts, it can be intimidating for newcomers. Thankfully, 5focus provides a small group environment and instructors are trained to create a quality experience for both beginners and veterans. Here's what beginners can expect during their first few 5focus Kinesis®…
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5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Lower Back

Your lower back and core muscles are the foundation of your body's movement, but some of the most common complaints we hear from patients are nagging issues with lower back pain. Chronic pain should be treated by your physician and appropriate exercises performed to ensure you're treating your condition appropriately, but there are a few…
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Kinesis® Workouts: How One Program Can Tone and Strengthen Your Whole Body

One of Seattle’s best workouts is available at 5focus Movement Studio in South Lake Union.  Named Kinesis® after the revolutionary resistance equipment used each class; this unique interval training experience provides an efficient workout in a welcoming environment.  5focus offers all new clients a special introductory package: 3 sample classes for only $25! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2mzR80xanY The…
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How Good Body Balance and Symmetry Prevent Injury

Balance is a critical part of the health of our life, and our bodies. Good health is not just about eating right or exercising for strong muscles, it’s about achieving a whole health that includes balance and symmetry. Just like if you eat too many fatty, processed foods and your body becomes prone to weight…
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5 Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massages are sometimes seen as a luxury or an indulgence that only people with too much time on their hands can find beneficial.  While a massage is a comforting and revitalizing experience, there are also some important medical benefits of having regular sessions with an experienced massage therapist. 1. Relieve Stress This is a major…
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It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Lake Union 10K!

One of the five must-run 10K races in Seattle, the annual Lake Union 10K is a great opportunity to compete for a season's best or personal best time right in the heart of Seattle. With beautiful views of Lake Union and an organic breakfast from Portage Bay immediately following the race, the Lake Union 10K…
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Move Easy This Summer with a Massage Special from 5focus!

Getting a massage is commonly considered to be a luxurious and pampering experience, but deep muscle and therapeutic massages differ from Swedish-style massages and can have significant impacts on your everyday movement. For rest of May and through the end of June, the massage therapists at 5focus are offering a special to help people feel…
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